Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

December 20, 2012

Family Photos 2012

The Courys and Changs. Christmas 2012.

So my Christmas holiday was this past week since my sister, brother-in-law and nephew came up and won't be here for the actual holiday.

Once again, I shot the family pictures.

The Changs. Christmas 2012.


Three Generations.

Grandma and Vincent.

Uncle Nic and Vincent.

Uncle Nic and Vincent.


December 16, 2012

Photos of the Year 2012

Fire dancer Rosalia Webster of BiG SuRCuS.

This past year offered me up a lot of opportunities to make cool photos, so I took advantage of it.

I did a lot of commercial work, including large jobs with Specialized Bicycles and a few wineries and restaurants around Monterey County.

On the editorial side,  I shot a few assignments for Cycle World magazine and the Stockton Record newspaper.

I shot a lot of portraits for clients, including a lot of friends who do some really neat stuff.

In October, I fulfilled a professional goal by getting my first photo published on the Associated Press photo wire.

Portrait of Carmel Valley-native rock cellist Rushad Eggleston.

Specialized rider Lea Davison racing in the 2012 Cross-Country Short Track at Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, Calif.
Specialized rider Max Plaxton winning the 2012 Cross-Country Short Track at Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, Calif.

Tech 3 Yamaha rider Andrea Dovisioso follows Ducati's Valentino Rossi around the Indiananapolis Motor Speedway during practice for the 2012 Indiananapolis Moto Grand Prix.

Blake Young (right) beats out Josh Herrin to second place by 0.02-second during the 2012 AMA Superbike race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

MotoGP rookie Stefan Bradl tests a Honda CBR-1000 at Laguna Seca in May.

A San Francisco Giants fans cheers during the 2012 World Series parade on October 31. This is the photo that got published in AP.

Banjo Man (left) cheers on the Oakland Athletics before game 4. Oakland A's outfield Coco Crisp knocks the game-winning single in game 4, which forced a game 5 against the visiting Detroit Tigers in the 2012 American League Division Series.

Portrait of singer/songwriter Bernadette Conant.

Portrait of Bob Newhart.

Food and wine at Lokal restaurant in Carmel Valley Village.

The wine of Figge Cellars.

Wedding Portrait of Scott and Tracy Thomas.
Wedding Portrait of Jonathan Roberts and Nicole Romero. 

I also produced some cool multimedia for a few clients.